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Im about to Upgrade Graphics.. need advice

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September 30, 2012 12:48:46 AM

Im about to upgrade this week and i need to know if its better to buy another HD 6950 for Crosfire or Buy the GTX 680 from Nvidia wich is the best decision :) 

a b U Graphics card
September 30, 2012 12:53:40 AM

I'd say the 6950's more economical. You'll get comparable performance at less than half the price.
September 30, 2012 12:56:02 AM

if i want to have crossfire i have to change my power suply and than it coast around 350 euro i have heard about microshuter in CFX thats what im worried about
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a b U Graphics card
September 30, 2012 12:58:32 AM

Most people actually don't notice any issues with higher end hardware. It's more with lower end hardware that has lower FPS so it's more pronounced.
September 30, 2012 1:00:41 AM

its a CoolerMaster GX650W
a b U Graphics card
September 30, 2012 1:04:10 AM

+1 on another 6950 . but since you mention it, why not upgrade your power supply? it's a single purchase long term investment
a b U Graphics card
September 30, 2012 1:06:26 AM

you should be able to run 2xCF with 650 no problem . i ran 3x 4850 for a year on a quality 700
a b U Graphics card
September 30, 2012 1:06:36 AM

Cooler Master makes crappy PSU anyways so your doing yourself a favor (preventing issues) and upgrading.
September 30, 2012 1:09:17 AM

im confused i have the money for GTX 680 and for these 2 things too , in performance wich one will preform better ?
a b U Graphics card
September 30, 2012 1:12:21 AM

Would you save money getting the 6950 or not then? If their the same I'd go for the 680 and not have to worry about any issues (although I doubt you'll see many if any).
September 30, 2012 1:16:48 AM

the 680 coast around 450 Euro and the HD 6950 205Euro + PSU 850W Corsair 110Euro = 315 .. can u tell me wich one will preform better ?
a b U Graphics card
September 30, 2012 1:19:01 AM

Performance would be similar (although I believe the 680 will be a bit better). If you're saving that much I'd get the 6950 and PSU. Dual 6950's is about equal to the 6990 or 590, the 680 is also about equal to the those.
September 30, 2012 1:20:11 AM

Thnx for advice :) 
a b U Graphics card
September 30, 2012 1:32:23 AM

I think you'll be fine with another 6950 and your current PSU.
September 30, 2012 1:45:06 AM

-1 for 6950
Anything in 28nm technology!
Less heat, noise, powerdraw - much easyer to live with.
And, performance wise, the crossfire won't solve the crappy tesselation of the hd 6000 compared to hd 7000 and nvidia.
a b U Graphics card
September 30, 2012 1:46:12 AM

Nibhor said:
-1 for 6950
Anything in 28nm technology!
Less heat, noise, powerdraw - much easyer to live with.
And, performance wise, the crossfire won't solve the crappy tesselation of the hd 6000 compared to hd 7000 and nvidia.

Wow you have no clue what you're talking about. :lol: 
And don't give us another driver support argument you lost that in another thread.
September 30, 2012 2:35:57 AM

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Wow you have no clue what you're talking about. :lol: 
And don't give us another driver support argument you lost that in another thread.




Here's the test of techreport, this site i like because of it's methodology. Average fps is not the only thing.

techreport

A single current high-end card is always prefered compared to a 6990.



And about the noise, heat thing, it's subjective but it means a lot to me. (tested)

a b U Graphics card
September 30, 2012 3:01:25 AM

I'm not denying that, but what I'm saying is that for how much he's saving for the small gains the 680 has just aren't worth it.
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